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Spotlight on Elementary Education

History has been shaped and influenced by the out come of ancient trials—such as the Trial of Socrates in 399B.C.—to Rosenberg Trial in the 1950s. This site offers a comprehensive look at 50 prominent court trials throughout history and its resources can be used to give young learners an introduction to the history of the modern judicial system.

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Sanborn® Fire Insurance Maps for Georgia Towns and Cities, 1884-1922
Map, Atlanta, Ga. 1886, Sheet 11, Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Georgia Towns

More than 540 urban maps of Georgia from between 1884 and 1922, detailing [...] »

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum

Visit the Gerald Ford Presidential Library for a wealth of resources [...] »

Edgar Allan Poe
Photograph, Edgar Allan Poe, 1848, W.S. Hartshorn, Library of Congress.

Annotated materials about Poe published during his lifetime.

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History Quiz

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Women in Blues (and Jazz)

In the early 20th century, the new music recording industry embraced [...] »

Westward Expansion: Image vs. Reality

East or West? See if you can determine which region produced these images on [...] »

Beyond the Textbook

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The Tet Offensive
Eddie Adams, Vietcong shooting prisoner cropped

American historians have depicted the Tet Offensive as the turning point for [...] »

The Atomic Bomb: Hiroshima and Nagasaki
photographic print, Second atomic bombing of Nagasaki, 1945 August, LOC

Controversial issues are often simplified in textbooks. Discover the facts [...] »

20th-century Jewish Immigration
Dry plate negative, approx. 1920-1930, Jewish colonies and settlements, LOC

Divided into two waves of immigration by textbooks, the continuity of [...] »

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Federal Resources for Educational Excellence
Screenshot, "U.S. History Topics," Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

More than 1,600 learning resources from the federal government sorted by [...] »

Central Intelligence Agency
Glass negative, "Belle Boyd," Confederate spy, Between 1855 and 1865, LoC

You've seen spy movies, but what is the real history of U.S. [...] »

Federal Reserve Board

The economy's on everyone's mind. Take advantage of that fact to teach a bit [...] »

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Court Packing Controversies
U. S. Supreme Court, ca. 1860-65, Mathew Brady

What do Presidents Ulysses Grant and Franklin Roosevelt have in common? Both [...] »